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breaking news overnight. nepal's army says it has located the wreckage of a u.s. military helicopter that disappeared with six marines on board providing relief to victims. the speed of ak track 188. why did the train accelerate to over 100 miles per hour as it went into the curve causing the deadly derailment. nfl commissioner roger goodell wille the final decision on brady for deflating footballs. ♪ i did what i did before love came down. >> guitar legend b.b. king passes away at the age of 89. he leaves behind generations of
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musicians he influenced. ♪ this is the "cbs morning news" for friday may 15 2015. good morning, i'm alison harmelin in for anne-marie green. breaking new this is morning, the nepal army says it spotted the wreckage of an american chopper. it disappears delivering supplies to an area hit. seth doane is in beijing. good morning. >> that's right. we army we spotted wreckage they say is believed to be from the missing helicopter. they found the wreckage high up in the mountains of nepal at 11,200 feet, about 15 miles north of the hard hit town of
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charikot nepal. they have told us they are moving a team inbound to try to assess the situation. a team will include rescue men and combat rescue officers. they have not yet confirmed that wreckage is connected to this missing helicopter. the latest unfortunate reports from reuters citing a top defense official in nepal says there was complete destruction at that site. a top official telling reuters, he believes there were no survivors. they described the scene of a helicopter that was completely destroyed. that has not been confirmed independently by cbs news or the u.s. military. sad news developments coming out of nepal today. >> not the news we were hoping for.
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seth doane. the investigation on the amtrak train is looking at why the train accelerates when it should have been slowing down. it went from 70 miles per hour to over 100 as it went into a sharp turn. eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured. amtrak takes full responsibility. they found no problem with the track. the philadelphia d.a.s office is investigating. don champion is in philadelphia for us. good morning don. >> reporter: good morning. we are told the interview could take place over the next few days. meanwhile, behind me the work on repairing power lines and track is under way. the investigation into tuesday's amtrak derailment focuses on brandon bostian. they want to know why the train accelerated from 70 to more than
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100-mile-per-hour has it approached the curve. >> before entering the curve is when the engineer applied the braking to put it into emergency braking. >> reporter: his lawyer says he does not remember the crash and suffered a concussion. the engineer submitted a blood sample to test for drugs and alcohol. james spoke with bostian after the accident. >> he was very distraught very upset. he was very sorry. i don't think there's any foul play or anything like that. he was never one to do drugs. there's got to be something else. >> reporter: onday the body of bob was discovered at the crash site. he is the eight fatality at the site. >> relentless.
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i mean he was the first one in the weight room last one out. >> reporter: all the passengers have now been accounted for. we are told ak track has control over the derailment site. we are told service between new york and philadelphia could resume as early as monday. allison? >> don champion in philadelphia thank you. b.b. king died last night in his home in las vegas. he was 89 years old. he brought the blues into the mainstream. he entertained generations and influenced generations of musicians. we have a look at his career. ♪ >> reporter: he was the last of the legendary bluesmen from the mississippi delta. b. king was born on a plantation. he hitchhiked to memphis in his
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20s. here is how he described the blues in an interview with cbs news. >> it's good for me when i'm feeling bad and good for me when i'm feeling good. it's like religious music is to a lot of people. >> reporter: they did a song together called "riding with the king." ♪ don't you know you're riding with the king ♪ >> reporter: they got together for "rattle and hum." the 15-time grammy winner had an audience with pope john paul ii. he performed at the white house with president obama. king was married twice. the enduring love of his life was lucille. that's what he called his first guitar and everyone he picked up since. >> this is lucille the 15th.
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>> king had type ii diabetes later in life but still performed late into his 80s. he was a pilot that stopped flying around the age of 70. king always let his fingers do the flying and lived up to his z nickname, the king of the blues. danielle nottingham, cbs news. more rain is expected in southern california today. heavy rainfall flooded streets in san diego overnight. the rains are expected to intensify today and produce more flash flooding and mudslides. the national football league is setting the stage for a high profile showdown with tom brady. the league announced commissioner roger goodell will handle the appeal of the four-game suspension over his role in deflategate. less than four months after goodell handed the lombardi tro
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fi to the new england patriots he will decide if the quarterback will miss the next four games. in a decision sure to anger, goodell will personally hear brady's appeal. the announcement came after brady challenged the ban handed down by the league. independent investigate said brady was aware the balls used in the afc championship game were intentionally underinflaited. in the appeal they wrote if ted wells and the nfl believe it is direct and inculpatory, then they should be confident enough to present their case before someone who is independent. also, thursday, the patriots released a rebuttal to the wells
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report. it disputed it saying the deflator nickname use zed was in reference to his weight loss. the collective bargaining agreement gives goodell the authority to have the final say. if brady's suspension stands, the fight could continue. the appeal must be heard within ten games. if it holds up the first game back is against the colts, the team he used the deflated balls against in the championship game. drone scare. a small drone found flying near the white house and secret service makes an arrest. blue bell back on the market? the recalled ice cream is being sold for thousands of dollars. this is the "cbs morning news." and boys shirts 8.99 take 55% off home decor save extra on select kitchen electrics mens polos for 15.99 womens tops only 7.99
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freight train thursday. several cars were knocked off the rail. no injuries reported. a man who allegedly tried to launch a small drone near the white house was taken into custody. they saw the drone near the white house. reporter bruce le-shan has the details. >> reporter: secrete service closed down several blocks for about an hour as agents tried to figure out what they have. it was a foot-long quad copter drone. they consider any drone a threat to the president and the mansion. >> everybody in the park. i turned around to take off running. i tripped. i almost tripped over whatever was behind me. the secret service grabbed me and said move, you are in the crime season. >> reporter: he was at the white house for a conference.
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the unnamed suspect in custody. the secret service says they ordered him to land the drone and he complied. pleasant says he tried to escape. >> a guy took off running. they had a dog behind him. i guess the dog tackled him to the grounld. after that they walked him back across the park. >> reporter: the second drone offers a reminder of another vulnerability in what is supposed to be the most secure air space. radar has a hard time distinguishing small, low and slow objects from a bird or even a weather front. the pentagon is still working a system to counter the potential danger. >> that was wusa's bruce le-shan reporting. president obama was not at the white house at the time of the incident. straight ahead, george clooney takes measures to keep david letterman from saying his final good-bye.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," new recalls by honda and die-hard fans of recalled ice cream get their fix on the black market.
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jill wagner has more. >> honda announced massive recalls. nearly 5 million vehicles worldwide. the problem with the takada air bags this time. the total recall for the potentially deadly air bags surpassed 33 million. stocks on wall street had big gains. fewer people filed for unemployment benefits. the s&p added 22 nasdaq climbed 59. a shell oil rig outfitted to drill for oil in the arctic ocean arrived in seattle. the polar pioneer was used as a base. on monday the obama administration gave preliminary approval for a plan. ice cream maker blue bell
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made an agreement to notify officials when there's a positive test of listeria. they did not tell of the contamination in 2013. it's linked to illness in three states and deaths. despite the outbreak you can buy blue bell ice cream on the internet. there are multiple listings on craigslist. the asking price is steep. a half gallon for $499. another listed crazy cookie dough for $10,000. >> the simpsons will go on. >> he voiced several simpson character including flanders and
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mr. burns. he said reupping would deny him the freedom to do other work. >> jill wagner at the new york stock change thank you. when we return george clooney shows his love for david letterman with the help of handcuffs. in sports romney stares down his newest opponent. flonase is the 24 hour relief that outperforms a leading allergy pill. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over-producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance, flonase controls six. and 6 is greater than 1. so go ahead, inhale life, excite your senses, seize the day and the night. new flonase. 6 is greater than 1. this changes everything.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports the cleveland cavaliers are headed to the eastern conference finals. they clinched their series with chicago last night. matthew had 19 points. the cavs beat the bulls. the series tied at three games a
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piece. the rockets rose from a 19-point deficit to beat the l.a. clippers. harden led with 23 points. utah contenders faced off. yesterday, four-time heavyweight champ holyfield and romney will square off for charity. romney doesn't have much of a right hook but says he can be formidable in somebody's ear. letterman continued to bring out the a-listers to help him say good-bye before his retirement. clooney had a plan to keep him at the ed sullivan theater for good. >> what are you doing? >> i'm talking about your lovely -- >> i don't care. i don' want to talk about
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your lovely wife? >> let me see your wrist here. >> wait a minute. wait a minute. >> nope nope nope no no no no. you are not going anywhere david letterman. >> i need to talk to my lawyer. >> they stayed together for the whole show. there are four shows left before the finale. his guest is oprah winfrey. next week's guests tom hanks and eddie vedder. bill murray will stop by. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," jane pauley on her interview with david letterman. i'm alison harmelin. this is the "cbs morning news." quilted northern works so well people
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today, a movie documentary comes out about the man who plays the most famous bird in america. jim axelrod gives us a peek behind the beak. >> reporter: you probably don't recognize the man behind the wheel even though you have seen him countless times before. >> they say what do you do? i say you have seen "sesame street." >> you would know his voice anywhere. >> it's easy to do it.
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doesn't cost me a cent. >> just doing voices. >> reporter: at 81 he's launched 4,000 episodes of big bird since the start operating one of the largest hand puppets. since big bird stands 8'2" his head goes to the bottom of big bird's neck. he operates the mouth with his arm. he didn't create just one iconic character, he created two. >> such a bad mood all the time, i don't get it. you know this guy. she is no oscar. she's known that from their first date in 1973. >> when he first asked me out, i went home and really did do cartwheels cartwheels. >> reporter: what was making you so euphoric? >> i'm dating big bird.
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>> he's more like the lovable, goofy, fine feathered friends to children like the 5-year-old boy sick with cancer whose parents asked big bird. >> they put a call to his head. i said hello, joey this is me big bird. i have heard you have had a hard time. i just want to say hello. he hung up said big bird called me. he's my friend and he smiled and passed. >> reporter: so this little boy who hadn't smiled in months -- >> he died with a smile on his face. >> reporter: 46 years in spiny would like to make it an even 50. who better to make kids feel safe loved and grounded than a bird who never flies? jim axelrod, cbs news wood stock, connecticut. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the
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latest from the deadly amtrak investigation will take you to philadelphia for an update. plus, paul shafer joins us in the studio as letterman gets ready to sign off. iverson stops by to tell us about his new documentary, thanks for watching, i'm alison harmelin.
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>> we want to know his account what he recalls reading -- leading into that tragic event. >> the search for answers into the deadly amtrak tragedy shifts to the engineer as we learn more about the eight victims. it is friday may 15th, good morning i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erika von tiehl. more on the top stories in just a movement first we check in with katie just another beautiful pleasant day. >> looks that way, guys, we will see things start to transition, our latest warmfront is beginning to lift in. so we'll start to see temperatures climbing because weekend. but for now, you have completely clear sky out there generally speaking, all in the clear anyway as far as your travel is concerned here as we


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